Spoiled with free dining

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Plan' started by brisus, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. brisus

    brisus Mouseketeer

    Aug 14, 2005
    We usuallly get free dining on our end of October trip. We are going in May and I feel like I will miss it! Doesnt seem like this will happen. Anyone have any thoughts if my wish would come true?
  2. MickeyGs

    MickeyGs Mouseketeer

    Feb 10, 2012
    I'm certainly no expert, but I don't think that will happen. The part few years they offered free dining in jan and feb, but didn't this year. I've read on here disney is phasing that out aside from pin codes and primarily doing other discounts. I think fall has the best shot still.
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  4. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala 1937, what a year that was

    Jun 22, 2001
    Free dining is not common in May like it is in the fall. Sorry, but even if the offer pattern didn't seem to be changing, the outlook wasn't good.
  5. tony609

    tony609 "I've Gotta Show To Do"

    Mar 11, 2006
    We have free dinning this sept. it was the bounce back offer during last Yeats sept trip.
  6. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

    Apr 3, 2009
    The word is on the discount codes and rates board that the free dining will remain intact as far as the mid-August to late September offer, because it does work in Disney's favor. It is considered the height of hurricane season for them.

    However, the word now is that the new free dining offer will not be the stay/play/dine plan. This is where adult's pay children's prices for the dining plan; it will be QS plan and only offered at the mods and deluxes. You would have to pay the difference to upgrade to the DDP plan. A few posters on that board have gotten some fairly reliable information that is the trend.
  7. OrangeCountyCommuter

    OrangeCountyCommuter DIS Veteran

    Jul 11, 2010
    Well, think of it this way. You can get a room discount and not overpay for subpar hotels.
  8. hotcarib

    hotcarib DIS Veteran

    Mar 7, 2003
    Maybe because our trip is only the two of us (me/DH) and we always stay POFQ free dinng or room discount come out to be with. A few $$ of each other.
  9. momof2gr8kids

    momof2gr8kids DIS Veteran

    Nov 17, 2009
    Yes, it totally depends on the resort you are staying at and family composition. For our last trip, FD at POR for five us us (4 "adults") was definately a better discount than a room discount for us.

    We too were spoiled with FD for our two trips. But, I have to say, last trip I was kind of getting sick of eating so much food and also felt a bit restricted because we had ADRs somewhere that couldn't be cancelled that day because of the pentalty. So as much as I would probably love free dining next trip, I don't think I would be devastated not to have it. I think next trip we will prefer to go with the flo. Maybe free CS would work better for us next trip. We shall see.

    Either way, I'm sure you will enjoy your trip OP!
  10. mickey2000

    mickey2000 Pin trader

    Jan 2, 2000
    From Dec 2012 BB 8/18 - 9/26/13
  11. tarheelmjfan

    tarheelmjfan <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=blue>

    May 10, 2001
    This isn't good news for those wanting FD. I can understand the disappointment. However, it's encouraging news for those of us who are getting tired of the never ending cuts & rising prices at the TS restaurants.

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